Recession Applies Brakes To Holiday Rental Car Industry
Spain and Portugal are traditional holiday destinations for thousands of visitors every year. Many visitors in 2009 were adversley affected by the rental car shortages which hit the major tourist resorts such as Alicante, Malaga and the Algarve.
The background to the shortages was the downturn in economic stability in Europe. Matt May from UK company Blue Valley Car Hire explains more.
PR9.NET January 29, 2010 - "In Spain and Portugal, many of the rental car companies rely on hiring in additional cars during the busy periods such as Easter and Summer to boost the size of their rental car fleets. The credit crunch in Europe has made it much more difficult for these companies to temporarily obtain additional cars for the busy periods, and the result is spiralling prices and a general car hire shortage. Many people turning up at the busiest airports in Spain, Portugal and other holiday destinations without a pre-booked car last Summer discovered that there were no rental cars available."
Matt continues "we are anticipating a similar situation in 2010, so we recommend that people book as early as possible. The situation at Faro at both Easter and in Summer 2009 was very frustrating for tourists hoping to pick up a holiday rental car bargain. By booking early you will guarantee that a car is reserved in your name, and avoid having to pay the higher prices on arrival at the airport."
For more information on how to book a car at Alicante, Faro or Malaga Airport or for any car hire questions please visit our website.
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About Blue Valley Car Hire
Blue Valley Car Hire are a UK company offering an internet booking service for low cost car hire at a number of locations in Southern Europe.
Blue Valley Car Hire deal directly with local companies in Portugal, Spain and Turkey and are able to offer highly competitive rates and conditions. Unlike many companies we do not charge you in advance for your car rental
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